Are children colorblind? Is nine years old too young to discuss race? How do students understand concepts about race and ethnicity? Last year Ethical Culture Fieldston School launched Conversations About Race for 3-5th grade students. This program was created in order to provide opportunities to discuss race and racial identity in affinity group settings. This talk will review some of the research and thinking that prompted its creation.
Mariama Richards serves as the Director of Progressive and Multicultural Education at Ethical Culture Fieldston School. At ECFS Mariama is charged with supporting professional development, monitoring the scope and sequence of curriculum, and supervising equity and justice initiatives pre-k through 12. As a member of the senior administrative team, Mariama works to ensure that the mission of the school remains a central consideration throughout every aspect of the school community.
Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is available for most wheelchair users with prior arrangements. Please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 107) for setup of our portable system and plan to arrive one hour before start time.